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Name Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-280-5648


 Name Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash


What:    One-Vehicle Crash

Where:  Near intersection of Highway 1416 and 151st Avenue

              One mile east of Box Elder, S.D.

When:   2:28 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021


Driver: Ronnie Oakie, 51, Box Elder, S.D.,  Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2004 Chevy Monte Carlo


BOX ELDER, S.D. –  A Box Elder, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died last Saturday, Nov. 20,  in a one-vehicle crash east of Box Elder.


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2004 Chevy Monte Carlo was westbound on Highway 1416 when it left the roadway to the south, struck a guardrail, continued down the ditch and overturned.


Ronnie Oakie, the 51-year-old driver and only occupant, was not wearing a seat belt. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.


The Highway Patrol is an agency of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.





Note: Records of state-reportable crashes are now available at http://www.safesd.gov/  Records should be available about 10 days after the investigation is complete.